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Mazda to Debut CX-3 at LA Auto Show

Mazda Motor Corp. said it plans to introduce a compact crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-3, at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

Miami Beach, New Orleans … and Irvine

REAL ESTATE: City part of push for Marriott’s Euro-style boutique

AC Hotels by Marriott, a European-style boutique hotel brand, will include Irvine in the first wave of a development push in the U.S.

Montage Bets $100M on Boutique Trend

HOSPITALITY: Hotel in Gaslamp district of SD won’t carry resort name

Irvine-based Montage Hotels & Resorts is breaking new ground in more ways than one.

OC Lures Professionals in More Ways Than One

Chance for Independence, Creativity Part of Appeal

Sunny winters aren’t the only draw for financial industry professionals to move to Orange County from Wall Street and other finance centers on the East Coast.

Chain’s Mascot Takes Wild Ride in Pursuit of Future

Wienerschnitzel Sponsors Gibbs Racing Team in NC

Look for Wienerschnitzel’s mascot, The Delicious One, running down the motocross race track.

Snell & Wilmer Renews Lease at Costa Mesa Tower

Law Firm Second Largest Tenant at 21-Story Office

Plaza Tower, arguably the best-known office building in Costa Mesa, is keeping one of its signature tenants.

LB Hotel Fetches $8.2M in Auction

HOSPITALITY: $124,000 per room for Best Western affiliate

A 66-room hotel in Laguna Beach is set to change hands for $8.2 million after the note securing it was sold via an Internet auction last week.

Newport Beach Ad Shop Pays Off for Philadelphia Parent

MARKETING: 160over90 built niche after landing UCLA

The Newport Beach office of Philadelphia-based advertising agency 160over90 has become a prime contributor to its parent’s performance since it decided to take a chance on Orange County three years ago.

Digital Ad Tracker’s Cake Gets New Look, Goals

MARKETING: Accelerize sells self in Nasdaq aim

Tracking digital ad campaigns is a piece of cake, according to Accelerize Inc.—its own Cake, that is.

Kia Hires Multicultural Ad Shop

Kia Motors America has hired a Chicago-based advertising agency to help drive its “U.S. multicultural communication strategy as well as diversity and inclusion efforts internally and externally.”

Brea Mall Enlists Style Website to Draw Millennial Shoppers

Connecting brick-and-mortar stores with Millennials who are savvy online consumers can be a challenge.

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JWA Passenger Counts Up

John Wayne Airport reported a 4.3% increase in its number of passengers in September compared with the same month last year.

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Mazda New SXSW Sponsor

Mazda North American Operations has signed on as the official automobile sponsor of the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas for the next three years.

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Kia Hires Multicultural Ad Shop

Kia Motors America has hired a Chicago-based advertising agency to help drive its “U.S. multicultural communication strategy as well as diversity and inclusion efforts internally and externally.”

Entrepreneur Crafts Encore

AEROSPACE: Positions second company for $100 million in sales

James Downey is replicating the business model that made him one of Orange County’s wealthiest executives.